Caring For Hardwood Floors

June 17, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling, Home Care, Home Decor, Home Improvement

Hard wood floors are a common household design for many homes. They not only function effectively but also provide aesthetic value to the home. To make these benefits last, homeowners need to take god care of the hardwood floors. Caring for the floor goes beyond the daily cleaning. Daily cleaning should be carried out using a soft bristle broom or dust mopped or can be vacuumed so as to remove grit and dust from the surface.

Homeowners need to know the type of flooring and finish they wooden floor has and rely on the specific instructions availed by manufacturers. They should avoid dragging furniture and leaving water and other spills for long because this will damage not only the finish but the wood itself. Close curtains and blind or use sheer drapes to prevent the sun damaging the floor and also avoid using oil soaps as they will build up and create problems when you need to put a maintenance coat.

Floor design

February 17, 2010  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

nullThere are a huge variety of floor designs available in the market that will amaze you with their fashionable look and amazing texture. Lets look at some of the options in floor design:

Natural stone floor: Marble and limestone are widely preferred for floor designs. They are expensive and need no extraordinary maintenance as such. Their look is pristine, calling for appreciation.

Hardwood floor: Hardwood flooring is a common type floor design that has bettered in every respect. They come with a durable coating that may last for almost 20 years!

Ceramic tiled floor: Being less expensive and easily installable, these are always preferred for flooring. Available in a wide range of least absorbent, most absorbent and semi absorbent, these tiles have great patterns and colors that match the interiors of your home.

Different types of floorings can really transform your home. To give a cozy look, you may even place carpets and area rugs in different shades of color.